Orthokine Injection

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Orthokine Injection available at:

Orthokine Injection

PRP Moore Park/City East Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Driver Avenue MP1 Car Park Free patient parking in MP1 Car Park. Even if sign says full, proceed to parking attendant and ask for X-Ray.


    Orthokine injection is most commonly used for the treatment of joint pain due to osteoarthritis. It can also be used for the treatment of tendon or muscle injuries or for chronic tendon or ligament tears that have failed all other forms of therapy. Orthokine can also be used to reduce inflammation around inflamed nerve roots in the spine.

    The Orthokine therapy is a unique method for biological joint pain treatment without the addition of chemicals.


    An MRI and/or musculoskeletal ultrasound may be performed prior to the injection to ensure a proper diagnosis and exclude any condition that would be better treated surgically.

    In the morning your blood will be taken at your physician’s practice. You will make an appointment for the first reinjection.

    According to the appropriate protocol you will receive several injections of your own serum over the following weeks.

  • Preparation

    Do not take anti-inflammatory medication (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, etc) for one week before or after the injection, as this may limit the treatment benefits.

    48 hours before blood harvesting
    • Drink 2-3L of water

    24 hours before blood harvesting
    • Drink 2-3L of water
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid very fatty meals

    On the day of blood taking have a light breakfast as usual. Continue to drink water to maintain your hydrated state.

    During therapy
    • No swimming or sauna after reinjection
    • No exhausting exercise after reinjection

  • Possible Complications

    Significant complications with Orthokine therapy injections are rare. Unwanted effects of joint puncture are:

    • allergic reactions
    • nerve inflammation
    • cardiovascular failure
    • sensory impairment
    • joint infection

    Joint infections are accompanied by strong pain, overheating in the joint and a reduced joint mobility. Some patients may experience a sensation of pressure in the joint for about 24 hours after reinjection.

  • Cost

    PRP and other blood injections are no longer covered under the Medicare Benefits Schedule. We will endeavor to keep your out-of-pocket expenses as low as possible.

  • How long does it take

    The injection usually takes approximately 30 minutes.



PRP offer injections to accelerate healing of tendon injuries/ degeneration and osteoarthritis.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.